Monday, April 21, 2014

Genoskwa Festival Update


Genoskwa Festival Ohio


It's Bigfoot Festival season! 


We have the Ohio Bigfoot Conference this weekend, followed up by Creature Weekend next month, and the Genoskwa Festival in June.

Here is an excerpt from a local newspaper in Ohio about the Genoskwa Fest:


Festival celebrates all things Bigfoot

April 19, 2014 
LEETONIA- The Leetonia community will celebrate the cultural phenomenon that is Bigfoot.

In conjunction with The Genoskwa Project, the Village of Leetonia, Leetonia Parks Department and Leetonia Coke Ovens Commission will host The Genoskwa Fest 2014 June 13 through 15. The weekend event will feature a 5K race through town, Bigfoot expert Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum and a vendor fair.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the renovation and restoration of the coke ovens.

"With all the Bigfoot activity in Columbiana County, we thought it'd be a fun way to raise money for the coke ovens," said Andrew LaVogue of the coke ovens commission.

The festival kicks off with the "Are You Chasing Bigfoot or is Bigfoot Chasing YOU!!" 5k race at 8 p.m., registration at 7 p.m., June 13 at the coke ovens. Registration is available at to at village hall. The registration fee is $20 before April 30 with a souvenir T-shirt and $25 dollars after May 1.

On June 14 Meldrum, a leading expert in foot morphology and locomotion in primates, will speak at 1 p.m. at the Leetonia High School. Marc Dewerth of the Ohio Bigfoot Conference will also speak. Cost is $5 with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be space for approximately 1,100.

The same day downtown activities will include concession food and drink vendors, games, information booths, crafts, inflatables and face painting. The Italian-American Club will also host a dance that night in conjunction with the festival.

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